An inspiring bike tour through a neighborhood’s revival
The Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans–a community devastated by the flooding of Hurricane Katrina. News coverage during and after the storm introduced this community to the world at large, and even re-introduced it to New Orleans itself. This neighborhood’s roots run deep, and not even the rushing flood waters could wash it away.
We visit the “Lower Nine”, meet the people who survived and understand their struggle to rebuild this unique community, and the hundreds of years of history that runs through the community, that makes it so interesting.
Life experienced through a windshield is one step away from watching it on TV, but even a bicycle tour can become just a series of sights. We want to deliver a series of stories and lives, from the history and importance of the Lower Nine, the context of the flooding during Hurricane Katrina, and why the rebirth of this remarkable neighborhood matters. Come see this rebirth in progress, and understand the hurdles that have yet to be overcome. Our tours will tell you the stories of the residents who can’t think of leaving and those who are helping them return.
From the seat of our comfortable cruiser-style bicycles, our relaxed four-hour ride includes a lunch break and many stops along the way to tell the neighborhoods story. We know that you will leave our tour with a unforgettable memories of this oft-forgotten place, that is why we do this.
Tours are rolling at 9:30 AM Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Other days are possible, but not guaranteed. We may be a bit limited this spring, but we will do our best to accommodate everyone. Along the ride we visit Ronald Lewis House of Dance and Feathers, have a local po boy lunch, if desired (not included in the price) and find out why the Ninth Ward was an important part of New Orleans both before and after the levees broke. The 4 hour tour is $65. $5 of that goes to local charities, we’ve donated thousands of dollars through the years with our customers help.
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